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There’s no place like home

Western Australia's Denmark region

At P&N Bank we know how lucky we are to live in Western Australia. With incredible scenery and tourist destinations right on our doorstep, there’s no end to the adventures you can enjoy without leaving the state.

We spoke to a few of our staff to find out their go-to spots and get their top tips, so we could bring you some WA holiday inspiration. We’ll take you from the state’s far north to down south, and even a little closer to home.

Around Perth

Sometimes you really don’t need to go far to create the most memorable holidays. There is plenty to see within a short drive of Perth, from day trips to weekend camping spots and perfect staycations. The best part is, with minimal travel time, you can get straight down to relaxing and enjoying your break!

P&N Bank Processing Officer, Naomi, and her husband Lee, recently took a trip to Lancelin with their campervan, travelling just 115 kilometres from Perth. Naomi said they “enjoyed the fabulous holiday just an hour’s drive away, losing next to no time on the road and getting straight down to relaxing and enjoying getting back to nature.”

Naomi’s top tip for exploring WA is to “consider travelling to local places as you don’t have to be far away at all to feel relaxed and recharged.”

Some other great trips you don’t need to venture far for include day trips or longer to Rottnest Island, staycations to explore Perth city and trips to the hills or Swan Valley wine region. For more ideas, head to experienceperth.com.

South-West

WA’s beautiful south-west region is popular with P&N Bank staff and attracts visitors from far and wide – and for good reason, with some 1,000 kilometres of world-famous coastline. The region makes the ideal destination for outdoor adventurers, wine and food enthusiasts, families, and nature lovers alike.

P&N Bank General Manager, Anna Pearce, recently headed to Yallingup with her husband and three teenagers, staying at the Seashells Resort which she said was the ideal location and well equipped for families.

Among Anna’s trip highlights were the Margaret River Gin Distillery, Caves House Hotel, The Ghost Trail picturesque walk path, and The Yallingup General Store for the best hamburgers and banana smoothies! Her top tip is “to leave the heels at home but take a beanie in winter and make sure you book ahead of time as the accommodation and dining options are very popular.”

Kyle, one of our Member Relations Specialists, recently travelled to Wagin and Denmark with her husband Cris and pug puppy, Doug. Kyle’s top tip for exploring WA is to simply slow down and take in the sights around you. She also recommends “stopping in the smaller towns, which all have something to offer and have local businesses which appreciate the support.”     

Manager Brand & Marketing, Kelly, took a trip with her family to Margaret River. Enjoying an active holiday, her favourite parts included a 26-kilometre bike ride to Cowaramup and back, a ten mile dam bike ride and the Margaret River Chocolate Factory!

Kelly said that she “was grateful to be able to share the time with her family and enjoy WA.” She also recommends taking an extra set of clothes when you go for bike rides in the mud with kids!

Plan your next trip at australiassouthwest.com.au.

North-West

WA’s northern coastline is a fantastic destination for both its warm climate and wild, natural landscape. From the incredible reef and scenic beaches, to rugged outback gorges and rivers, it is perfect for all nature lovers.

Colette, P&N Bank’s Manager Group Customer Advocacy and Resolution, took a family vacation to Coral Bay with her partner and three kids. Her highlights included snorkeling along the famous Ningaloo Reef, taking a coral viewing tour, hiring stand up paddle boards, and visiting Exmouth’s Ningaloo Reef Aquarium to learn more about the history of the region.

Colette’s top tips for traveling to the Coral Coast is “enjoy the local hospitality and support local road houses if you are driving. She also recommends packing a quality pair of snorkels and fins.”

Get inspired at australiascoralcoast.com

Broome is another unique place in WA’s north – a place that is rich with history and where you will find long stretches of peaceful beaches, breathtaking sunsets and a warm tropical climate.

Corporate Communications Officer, Michael, recently made the trip to Broome with his partner’s family. On his must-see list for anyone heading north is the Broome Historical Museum, Staircase to the Moon, Windjana Gorge National Park, Tunnel Creek and Cable Beach. He said the highlight for him was driving along the Gibb River Road and camping next to Windjana Gorge, being able to sleep under the stars and learn about the history of the area.

Michael recommends “putting on your out of office and disconnecting your work email notifications from your phone to ensure you stay in holiday mode!”

Check out visitbroome.com.au for more.

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